Subject: Re: some stuff about the 2002 International Lisp Conference in SF
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Nov 2002 18:02:42 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Wade Humeniuk
| The only concrete suggestion I have for changing things is that projects
| have two or more competing streams of development.

  Expensive as this may sound, it is probably the /only/ way to reduce the
  cost of software development and actually acquire the experience we lack
  on which software development methodology works better than others.

  I am in general no fan of competition (I think it makes people optimize
  for superficial qualities), but if the cost of failure is limited, at the
  very least people will not run around like headless chicken because they
  fear for their jobs, which is frequently the consequence of competition.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.